Friday, January 30, 2009

Questions and Tags





I thought I would answer some questions I get from you.
1. The paint color in my studio is Valspar Sea Kiss-Love it!
2. My camera is a Canon PowerShot A540-Its good for the price
3. The new software I have been using is Pint Artist- I don't really like it, I would love Photo Shop
4. I live in town but have a big yard-my dream is to live on a farm in the middle of nowhere
5.I got chickens for the eggs, because both my grandmas had chickens and I loved gathering the eggs, and they were the only "farm animal" I could have in my backyard. They are pets to us now.
6.I have one son age 9, and two stepsons age 6 and 8. I have been married 4 years to my husband.
7. I started exploring art less than 2 years ago. I am completely self taught.
If you have any other questions I would love to answer them so ask away.
I am still working on my studio. I got these fabulous tags off e-bay and have been using them to organize my stuff. I thought I would reproduce them and put them in my shop.








Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Iced In



No school today! Its very icy here but no snow yet. We haven't seen a single snow flake or rain drop this winter so the moisture is very welcomed! And of course on cozy days like this you MUST drop everything and craft with the kids. I made this prize ribbon and some sugared (glass glitter) peonies. The light wasn't great for pictures but I thought I would share. I hope your getting to craft today too.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Big Hugs To You!






A great big hug to all of you for liking my Joli Paquet kits so much. I am totally out of the Love Bird Wreath kits but I have a few Timeless Love kits left. All items purchased Friday and Saturday will be shipped Sunday. I also only have two Vintage Valentine-Embellishment Kit left. I am restocking the vintage style millinery flowers I have been creating and adding some new ones that I soo soo love! Oh and this is so like me....in the chaos of kits and sick kids I decided I HAD to completely rearrange my studio. The set up before just was not working. I adore how its turning out and can't wait to show you soon! Don't forget there will still be fun tutorials on the Joli Paquet blog!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Joli Paquet Valentine Kits









The Joli Paquet Blog has the unveiling of the kits today! They are ALL amazing! Here are mine. I am offering two kits. The first is Love Birds Wreath. It reminds me of the Victorian wedding wreaths! You will get everything you need except glue. The second is Timeless Love-Collage kit. Almost everything in it is vintage! Both have REAL silver glitter. You can find them in my shop tommorow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Joli Paquet Kit Peeks




There has already been some sweet tutorials at the Joli Paquet blog so if you haven't been there yet you really should go! Kits go on sale this Friday! I thought I would give you a peek of my kits. You can preview every ones kits this Thursday at the Joli Paquet blog. That's my favorite part.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Nature Museum Tags














Nature Museums, cabinets of curiosity, naturalist, and ephemera are what really speak to my soul. All of these things seem to be about history. Which is kind of ironic because my husband LOVES the history channel and it normally bores me to death! I have wanted to create using these materials for a long time. Over the holiday break I scanned a bunch of my favorite ephemera, got a software program, and created some collages. I got a few of the images from the coolest etsy shop Shaving Kit Supplies. I just adore everything about this shop. I guess you could say I got my "start" with my paper tags. So the collages will become tags first. Then I plan on creating postcards, stickers, notecards, and more with them. My favorite is the squid. Which one do you like best? They will be avalible in my shop this week. Thank you all so much for your very sweet comments on my pictures being in Somerset Life. It warms my heart to know so many kind people are out there.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Playing With Pretties











I have been adding some pretties to the shop! I found some really pretty lace at an antique shop this weekend. Its bubble gum pink. I have a hard time finding pink so I was super excited. I also added some tarnished picks, new feather trees, and Valentine kits.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just Tickled


When I got this beauty in the mail the other day I was truly shocked. I had loved the cover so much I was going to go buy it but then as if by magic it came in the mail! And then to find three of my pictures in it....well I was thrilled. I know it seems silly but to see my name in the list of contributing Artists between Sandra Evertson and Pam Garrison....is just really huge to me. Suzanne Duda also is in the magazine and posted a picture on her blog. You can see one of my pictures next to hers. I was really tickled to see my photo on her blog. These are just three of the wonderful women I look up too. I feel to be successful you really must have role models. And I feel I just couldn't go wrong this these lovely ladies. And what an inspiration Stampinton & company brings us, in all there magazines. I'm so glad to have found them all.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Joli Paquet Give Away



This is a gorgeous give away at the Joli Paquet blog! Thank you Cindy for putting together all these fun Valentine goodies! The tutorials start this Friday, January the 16th. Two more talented gals have joined us, so be sure to go check out all the fun.

Monday, January 12, 2009

GRACE


I have been reading blogs lately of people who where picking one word for the year. I thought it would be fun to do it too. Immediately the word GRACE came to mind. I really didn't know the meaning of it but, I had heard the word several times in the last few weeks. It really stuck in my mind. I started seeing and hearing it everywhere. For some reason I never took the time to actually look it up. Well when I decide to pick a word for the year the word GRACE was SOO big it took up my whole mind. I had no choice but to look it up. This is what I found: ==new answer== In the universal language of mind, grace refers to the relief we experience from the karma of repition of painfull experiences which only comes through understanding. When we understand how and why we have particular experiences, then we know how to do things differently so that the results are better.

I was blown away. This idea has been on my spiritual path for a while now. I just didn't know it had a word. To me this is a lesson: Slow down, be present, and listen. All the answers we seek are there waiting.....GRACE....

Friday, January 9, 2009

Valentines Day Goods











I have been working on Valentines day supplies for my shop. I really love working with all the pink and red! I like to think my Valentines creations are extra special because Valentines day is MY birthday! I used to HATE that! But since my hubby is such a sweet romantic I now love it because I always look forward to his sweet surprises.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Getting My Act Together

Yes I'm finally getting my act together! Joli Paquet is back on! Yea I'm so excited. The blog looks so pretty. Cindy did a faboulus job! I can't wait to show you my Valentine kits.
I have also reopened my shop. Right now I'm just listing some de-stashing items. But, soon I will have some things I have been working on for a long time.

Sunday, January 4, 2009